Sen. Barbara Boxer's Aide Arrested for Pot, Resigns

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., accompanied by Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., shows a letter from the governors' association during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, to discuss the jobs bill.
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
Sen. Barbara Boxer's Aide Arrested for Pot, Resigns
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. on Capitol Hill Aug. 4, 2010 (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) Marcus Stanley, an aide to U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer has resigned after being arrested for attempting to bring marijuana into a Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Boxer's office said Wednesday that Stanley is no longer the economics adviser to the California Democrat's political team.

According to The San Francisco Chronicle, U.S. Capitol Police stopped the 43-year-old aide Tuesday morning after he allegedly tried to "remove and conceal" a leafy green substance from his pocket as he was entering the Hart Office Building.

Unfortunately for Stanley, who had worked for Boxer since 2009, the substance tested positive for a chemical compound in marijuana, reports The San Francisco Chronicle.

Boxer's spokesman Zachary Coile told the paper that Stanley "submitted his resignation, and Sen. Boxer accepted it, because his actions were wrong and unacceptable."

Sen. Boxer, who is currently running for her fourth term, opposes Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana for adult recreational use in California and allow local governments to tax the sale of the drug, says The San Francisco Chronicle.

It seems Stanley may not have agreed with some Sen. Boxer's political views.